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Manual Wheelchair Market

Manual Wheelchair Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Category, Design & Function and End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025

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Author's: Kiran Sable | Roshan Deshmukh
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Manual Wheelchair Market Overview:

The global manual wheelchair market is projected to reach $4,099.1 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 5.8% from 2018 to 2025. Manual wheelchair is a manually operated wheeled mobility device. It is specifically designed for use by individuals with mobility, lower extremity, and spinal cord disabilities. Increase in diseases and disorders, such as tetraplegia, impairment, spinal cord injuries, and others, that causes inability to walk, majorly drives the market growth. In addition, rise in geriatric patients that are susceptible to walking disabilities, increase in obesity and cardiovascular diseases, and improvement in hospital facility for in-hospital patient treatment drive the manual wheelchair market.

Adult and pediatric wheelchair these are the various types of manual wheelchair classified on the basis of their category. The selection of wheelchair is purely decided upon depending on user needs and level of mobility. Wheelchair is best decided when the user who will be operating the chair measures their immediate needs, including lifestyle activities, the amount of time on a daily basis that the chair will be used, and the situation and criteria of their condition. Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the wheelchair industry, include improved wheelchair efficiency to provide more comfort and convenience, increase in adoption of power assistance device, and rise in adoption of hybrid concept in wheelchair. In addition, greater strength and durability of material along with less moving parts has considerably reduced the maintenance cost that leads to increased adoption of adult wheel chair.

The global manual wheelchair market is segmented based on category, design & function, end user, and region. Based on category, it is bifurcated into adult and pediatric. Based on design & function, it is classified into basic wheelchair, sports wheelchairs, bariatric wheelchairs, standing wheelchair and others. Based on end user, the market is classified into homecare, institution, and others. Based on region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

The basic wheelchair segment accounted for a major manual wheelchair market share in 2018 and is expected to hold a significant share in the global market throughout the forecast period. Basic wheelchairs are durable, easy to maintain, and provide enhanced function and positioning to user. They are generally suitable for users who have control of the upper limbs. They usually are folding, allowing easier storage when not in use or when traveling. Basic wheelchairs are also suitable for short trips and occasional use but can usually be found in institutions such as hospitals, where they will be heavily used by multiple users. Basic wheelchair offers versatility and high performance for the users as these chairs are fully customizable with various options that make it comfortable for the user. In addition, recent advancements in material and engineering design of manual wheelchair are expected to drive the basic wheelchair market during the forecast period.

By end user, the institution segment dominated the manual wheelchair market. The growth of this segment is driven by an increase in the prevalence of neurological conditions, cancer, gynecological complications, ophthalmic ailments, and cardiac disorders. Treatment of these disorders often requires surgical intervention, which increases the need for long-term care, thereby driving the demand for manual wheelchair market. In addition, rise in investment on healthcare industry and hospitals in the developing and developed region also contribute to the growth of the manual wheelchair market during the forecast period.

Based on region, North America dominated the manual wheelchair market in 2018 and is expected to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.4% owing to the presence of high population base, rise in prevalence of chronic diseases, and increase in healthcare funding by the government. This region is the fastest growing market for these equipment, due to growth in bariatric & geriatric patients in China, Japan, India, and others.

The leading players in the manual wheelchair industry focus on providing customized solution to consumers as their key strategies to gain a significant share in the market. Strategies such as product launch and acquisition, have also helped the key players to gain a significant share in the global manual wheelchair market. The key players profiled in the report include Etac AB, Gf Health Products, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Karma Medical Products Co., Ltd., Medical Depot, Inc. (Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare), Medline Industries, Inc., Meyra Group, NOVA Medical Products, Panthera AB, and Sunrise Medical (US) LLC.

Key Benefits for Manual Wheelchair Market:

  • Manual wheelchair market report provides a quantitative analysis of the current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the manual wheelchair market size from 2018 to 2025 to identify the prevailing market opportunities.
  • The key countries in all the major regions are mapped based on their market share.
  • Porters five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplierbuyer network.
  • In-depth analysis and of the manual wheelchair market size and segmentation assists in determining the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global industry. Market player positioning segment facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of market players.
  • The report includes revenue generated from the sales of manual wheelchairs and manual wheelchair market forecast across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as the global manual wheelchair market, key players, market segments, application areas, and growth strategies.

Manual Wheelchair Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By CATEGORY
  • Adult wheelchair
  • Pediatric Wheelchair
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By DESGIN & FUNCTION
  • Basic Wheelchair
  • Sports Wheelchair
  • Bariatric Wheelchair
  • Standing Wheelchair
  • Others
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By End User
  • Homecare
  • Institution
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

INVACARE CORPORATION (INVACARE), GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC., MEDICAL DEPOT, INC. (DRIVE DEVILBISS HEALTHCARE), ETAC AB, NOVA MEDICAL PRODUCTS, MEYRA GROUP, SUNRISE MEDICAL (US) LLC, KARMA MEDICAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD., PANTHERA AB, MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC. (MEDLINE)

Analyst Review

Manual wheelchair is used by individuals with physical impairment or locomotor disability. It helps the user to move from one place to another without assistance. It is durable, adjustable, and features special customizations such as detachable arms, fixed or adjustable height, and full length or desk length arm for orthopedic patients. Low cost and available options for customization encourages the customer to buy manual wheelchair as compared to other mobility devices. Increase in diseases and disorders such as tetraplegia, impairment, spinal cord injuries, and others, which hamper the ability to walk, majorly drives the market growth. In addition, rise in geriatric patients that are susceptible to walking disabilities, increase in obesity and cardiovascular diseases, and improvement in hospital facility for in-hospital patient treatment drive the manual wheelchair market. In addition, growth in technological advancements, favorable reimbursement policies, and increment in investments in medicinal services by the government and private sector is projected to fuel the market development in the developed and developing countries.

By region, Asia-Pacific possesses high market potential for investments in the manual wheelchairs market, owing to the presence of high population base, rise in prevalence of chronic diseases, and increase in healthcare funding by the government. This region is the fastest growing market for these equipment, due to growth in bariatric & geriatric patients in China, Japan, India, and others.

Author Name(s) : Kiran Sable | Roshan Deshmukh

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Manual Wheelchair Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025